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Towing and Payload

Thread in 'Performance' started by Red Man from B'dos, May 27, 2019.

  1. Red Man from B'dos

    Red Man from B'dos Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    How can I increase the payload and the towing capacity of my 02 truck? Any one with any ideas?
     
  2. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    None safely.... Its all about braking, Gearing, motor size, transmission, Frame strength, Trailer tongue weight and brakes....

    Buy an F150.....
     
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  3. Red Man from B'dos

    Red Man from B'dos Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Ok. Thanks. I think I may go with a 1" or maybe a ½ inch body lift and a 2" shackle lift and a torsion twist. I'm considering adding two extra leaf springs to strengthen the back. How does that sound? 265/ 70/ 16. Plus 305/ 40/ 22. I already have the 16" and 22" wheals and tyres but need fresh tyres for both. I will incorporate a grease nipples on the leaf spring eye bolts. Hoping to find a way to incorporate grease nipples for the bottom and top arms where the bushings goes and squeak. What am I missing? What have I forgotten?
     
  4. Jon OData

    Jon OData Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Add-a-leaf and/or air bags for the rear.
     

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